Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. It was a great day. The girls and a visitor worked very hard at setting up the table (and ultimately decided I was right on how to seat 22 people).
And aren't my girls beautiful? I'm always proud to be seen with them.
Here's the visitor to whom I alluded earlier: G-Marie, seamstress extraordinaire, in a beautiful new dress! I loved her festive fall colors. And, yes, she is that much taller than I. Even with me wearing higher shoes than she had, I'm still a good 4 or 5 inches shorter.
Notice Ryan at the corner of the 2 tables, looking grumpy while waiting for the food to be passed.
And dessert! Cakes, pies, all kinds of great stuff. Even my picky eater was pleased to line up.
The photo you've all been waiting for: the group shot.
Starting at the bottom left: Jeffrey, the Denver relative (her 2 sons are in front of Ryan), Mark, Ryan, the bride and groom from a couple of summers ago. Standing: Shannon, oldest son Mike, girlfriend Ashleigh, Patrick, Kellie, Greg's date, Greg, G-Marie, Cass, me, Dan, hubby, G's daughter and husband. 22, count 'em, 22 people. Great times. Hope you were all as happy.

20 comments:

Sue said...

What a great looking group. Wish I could have been there.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Now that is the definition of Thanksgiving!
Benny & Lily

rottrover said...

That's what it's all about!! Wonderful!

Faye Lewis said...

Your girls are beautiful!

Claire S. said...

...and a great time was had by all, I'm sure !

Have you all recovered yet ?

SissySees said...

Love the photos!! G looks so happy. We didn't get a photo, but it was... 10 of us. It was lovely.

altadenahiker said...

What a crowd. You all look healthy, handsome, and happy.

monica said...

wow - such great times, and a jolly group. Your girls and yourself sure are beautiful, indeed!

We will be 14 for christmas eve this year - and I think that is a crowd... We will eat traditionally: roasted duck with caramelized potatoes, gravy to die for, red cabbage salad, and with a typical Danish rice dessert with a sweet cherry sauce.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, what a wonderful day you had. Your family look so happy. Isn't it great to get together, particularly when they get older and are living away from home. Glad you had such a memorable day. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Mickle in NZ said...

Laughing as Patrick and Dan have confused me once more. Next year would they please stand side by side to give me a chance, lol!

What glorious and happy looking group.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great photos, that looks like a spectacular Thanksgiving. Diane

Mickle in NZ said...

P.S. thank you for showing the lovely photo of yourself and G Marie. You look so happy and relaxed together - two very beautiful women.

Linda said...

Good looking bunch......I'd have braved the crowd's for that kind of food.

The Blonde Duck said...

I wish I could have come.

~~louise~~ said...

GREAT shots, Marjie! Everyone looks like they had a wonderful time which I'm sure they all did.

Thanks for sharing...

P.S. So who took the group picture:)

Big Dude said...

wow when you throw a dinner, you throw a dinner. Looks like a great time and memory

Breezy Point Mom said...

You always have such a spectacular dinner, and I am always happy to peek in on it. What a neat family. Bless you guys, and may you keep up this tradition for a good, long time.

Mary said...

What a wonderful day! I love all of the pictures.

Nichole said...

What a great group! Love the shot of you & your girls... and how fun to have G-marie as a guest!

KH Interiors said...

What a great group it was. That picture is so great with all of us in it. I finally found time to search through your blog to find it!

Thanks again for hosting our family on Thanksgiving, it truly was a blast! :-)